Friday, January 11, 2013

Thank You and Good-bye



Dear Readers,


I am filled with sadness as I type this, my final post for P.O.V. It was a great disappointment to see our Indiegogo campaign fail, for we were counting on it in order to continue publishing.


I began P.O.V. in March 2010, not knowing where it would lead. It has been a fun adventure. I have been pleasantly surprised to see serious posts go without a response while ones about pulp culture and frivolous topics have been extremely popular. I also have pleasantly surprised to see our readership grow.


I would like to thank you, the readers, for your support of P.O.V. over the past two and half years.


I also would like to thank my contributing writers -- Dana Arevalo, Rhonda Ramsey, Jessica Snow, Sarah Evans and Shaunda Kennedy Wenger -- and our guest bloggers. It has been a pleasure working with you.


If you enjoyed reading my posts on P.O.V., I hope you will read my other blog, Frazzled Fran, and that you will follow my new blog, which will begin this month on my business website, The Writer's Edge.


I also welcome you to follow me on both my Facebook page and Twitter. I hope to connect with you there.


Thank you and good-bye,

Melina Druga

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Farewell All

by Dana R. Arevalo 
P.O.V. Contributing Writer 
 
 
 

They say "all good things come to an end" but this end has come entirely too soon. I began working with Melina, the founder of P.O.V. about a year and a half ago.  I started by submitting occasional guest blog entries.  Overall I enjoy writing, however, I found a new area with P.O.V. that  I truly enjoy.  I was able to think of ideas and find topics to write about without hesitation.  As people, we will always hold our own point-of-view about topics in the media and our own ideas about pop culture.  Expressing our opinion makes us who we are.  It  provides individuality and uniqueness.  It gives a person a strong voice and also makes for fun debates.

I was delighted to be a part of this wonderful group of contributing writers and authors of P.O.V. and I wish them all much success.

A special a thank you to Melina, our founder, and her guidance and advice. She provided a wonderful place for us to share our thoughts and ideas with the world.    A true mentor and leader. 

Thank you,
Dana R. Arevalo

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bittersweet: Thank you and Goodbye




By Rhonda Ramsey
P.O.V. Contributing Writer
 
 
 
It is hard to believe that this is my last P.O.V. post. And as I say goodbye, I also want to say thank you to all who have visited, read, commented and connected with this blog. It is also imperative to me, that I take this time to thank Melina, the founder of P.O.V., for such a positive, supportive platform to share.
 
 
From random thoughts, to news, from creativity to self-esteem, I have enjoyed every post I have written, every video I have shared, every post I have read, and I have especially enjoyed interacting with readers. The only thing better than having an opinion to express, is sharing it in an environment as special as the one which has been created here.
 
 
As I write my final post, cliche as it may sound, it is bittersweet. Bitter to see something I have contributed to weekly for so long coming to an end. Sweet in that I am grateful -- very grateful to have met such talented writers, and experienced something that has helped me to break out of paralyzing shyness after years of keeping my passion, writing, to myself. I cannot say it enough: This experience, to me, has been enlightening and a blessing!
 
So, again, thank you to the readers, to the fellow writers and to Melina. I will always remember you, and I wish you the best.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

So Long, P.O.V.


 
By Jessica Snow,
P.O.V. Contributing Writer


The nine months I've contributed to P.O.V. has taught me a lot.  Melina has been a great mentor and allowed me the chance to chase after a dream I've had since I was little. 
 
P.O.V. has been a great place for voicing my opinion on topics I've covered.  It's sad to say goodbye to something that has helped me along the way!  I've also enjoyed  learning from what the others have contributed as well.
 
To the followers: Thank you for opening your minds by reading, responding and sharing the posts that you enjoyed. 
 
Until next time,
 
Jessica Snow

Monday, January 7, 2013

So Long And Farewell


By Sarah Evans

P.O.V. Contributing Writer
 
 
Hey, there P.O.V. readers, it's Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity here. Melina asked me just to say a few words of farewell to the readers here before the blog is wrapped up.

I have loved contributing to this blog. It has really made me think of posting in a different way to the posts I have over on my own blog.

It made me think of my own viewpoints more thoroughly -- after all, the point of this blog is very clear! I needed to post about things I really had a view on. Anyone who regularly read my posts here would know that my posts were mostly linked into creativity.

I also wanted to say a big thank you to Melina for coordinating all of this. It was such a shame that we couldn't get the funding for the magazine idea Melina had; I'm sure it would have been awesome!

Here's to a New Year for all of us that's filled with ideas and successes galore.

Thanks so much for reading and goodbye.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Another Farewell

By Shaunda Kennedy Wenger
P.O.V. Contributing Writer
 
 
 


 
 
It's always hard to find the words to say goodbye, no matter what the form or content. I've been writing for P.O.V. for nearly a year, and it has been a wonderful experience. Through my monthly posts I was challenged to share my opinions on different topics I might otherwise not have dared venture into; but P.O.V. provided a platform where I could do so, knowing I'd reach readers who shared common interests.

I'd like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to Melina, P.O.V.'s founder, for her confidence and support. I wish her all the best on her future endeavors. And to P.O.V readers, keep sharing your voices and responses to topics you come across as you travel out on this wonderful world-wide web.

With all best wishes,

Shaunda Wenger

Thursday, January 3, 2013

What's Your New Year's Resolution?

by Dana Arevalo, 
P.O.V. Contributing Writer

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone truly enjoyed the New Year. 

I followed my normal holiday tradition and asked Santa for a planner and journal for 2013. I was delighted to receive both. This year, like many individuals, I want my New Year's resolutions to remain just that, resolutions.  Goals that I can accomplish; goals that will stick. 

Often times New Year's resolutions go out of the window before they are started.  I am making mine simple yet significant.  One of my resolutions this year is to read one book a month.  Embarrassingly enough, I can't tell you the last time I have been able to read for fun. 

See below for ways to choose and keep your New Year's resolutions flowing throughout the entire year.  My favorite tip is do your resolution with  a "buddy".  You will be able to keep each other interested and motivated. 

Wishing everyone much love, happiness, prosperity; most of all, may all of your resolutions become successful. 

 
 
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